§ Mr. Foulkes
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what action he proposes to take to improve the safety of AWE Aldermaston following concerns expressed after inspections by the Health and Safety Executive; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Aitken
AWE is, and will continue to be, subject to independent inspection by the Health and Safety Executive—HSE—under the terms of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The establishment co-operates fully in these inspections and acts upon any recommendations made by the HSE. We will continue to develop safety improvements at AWE wherever possible.